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Mental Health Nursing Emergency Dept Transition Program Coordinator (Wh)

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Emergency Department Mental Health Nursing Transition Coordinator

  •  Senior Psychiatric Nurse - Full time fixed term 18 month opportunity

  • Based at The Royal Melbourne Hospital/NorthWestern Mental Health (RMH/NWMH) and Western Health, delivering a pilot transition to mental health nursing program at Western Health ED (Sunshine Campus)

  • Join an innovative group of senior nursing staff who are at the forefront of workforce development activities

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

RMH(NWMH) and Western Health are establishing a pilot program that supports experienced emergency department (ED) general nurses from Western Health to train in mental health nursing. The funding from the Department of Health (the department) is part of the 2020-21 State Budget’s Victoria’s Recovery Workforce Package. The aim of this exciting and innovative pilot project is to build additional capacity to support mental health consumers who present to ED and to support capability building of ED staff confidence to respond to mental health consumers’ needs.

This position is part of RMH(NWMH)'s Mental Health Nursing Entry to Practice/Graduate Post Graduate team based at Royal Park Campus. This role actively supports the Mental Health Nursing Educator based at Sunshine ED and coordinates the overall delivery of the transition program for participants. 

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Coordinate and deliver educational activities for the RMH(NWMH)/Western Health’s entry to practice mental health nurses in the emergency department. You will support a mental health nursing clinical nurse educator at Sunshine ED.

  • You will develop, implement and evaluate a variety of learning support strategies for entry to practice mental health nurse’s in an emergency department setting.

  • The role provides on-site education support to the mental health nursing clinical nurse educator at Sunshine ED and entry to practice program participants, at Sunshine ED, to ensure the effective delivery of quality clinical services that are recovery oriented and inclusive of carers/families

  • If you are passionate and interested in developing high quality evidence based pathways for emerging mental health nurse then come and join like-minded staff in the Mental Health Nursing Entry to Practice/Graduate Post Graduate team.

Your Contribution

  • Experience in working with and supporting entry to practice mental health nurses

  • A passion for mental health nursing education

  • Working as a registered nurse with a specialist qualification in mental health nursing for a minimum for three years

  • Capacity to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders

  • Autonomous and demonstrated capacity to work independently

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for self and for team members

  • A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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